Posts Tagged ‘ces news’

Hyundai Fuel Cell Concept Hitting CES Stage

No name for the FCEV concept, possible Tucson replacement?

by on Jan.04, 2018

Hyundai will reveal the name of this FCEV crossover next week at CES.

The stages are going to be crowded with automakers at next week’s CES show as Hyundai has added its name to the list of makers looking to make splash.

The South Korean maker plans show a new fuel cell electric vehicle in Las Vegas that utilizes the company’s new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies. Not only will we learn more about the vehicle, we’ll actually learn its name as well.

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The new fuel cell EV is the newest edition to the Hyundai’s eco-vehicle portfolio and it will help to fulfill Hyundai’s vision to offer clean mobility to the world. (more…)

Kia to Reveal New EV Concept at CES

Niro derivative expected to deliver over 100 miles per charge.

by on Jan.04, 2018

Kia's offered a teaser look at its latest concept vehicle, which will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

Kia plans to reveal an all-electric concept vehicle during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.

CES 2018 will see a flood of presentations by automakers as they reveal what they expect to be tomorrow’s breakthrough technologies, with an emphasis on electrification, autonomous driving and mobility services. Kia will not only roll out an EV concept but also show its “vision” for other technologies and services, the company said.

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“Virtual reality, self-driving cars, and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future,” said Woong-cheol Yang, vice chairman and head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Center. “As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers. At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to.” (more…)

Newest China EV Market Entry Coming to CES 2018

Byton is the latest EV company looking to hit the market.

by on Jan.02, 2018

Byron isn't revealing much about the exterior of its new EV coming to CES 2018.

China’s push for more new energy vehicles, or NEVs, has EV makers working overtime to meet the demands of the government. It’s not just the established companies making moves either. Byton, a China-based startup, is announcing its presence with authority with its first-ever vehicle at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

The company plans to debut its “all-new electric vehicle” at CES 2018 with production in China in 2019 and sales moving to U.S. and European shores in 2020.

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The company isn’t releasing many details about wha the exterior of the vehicle looks like, although from the teaser photo, the front grille features LED lighting to illuminate the grille as well as the logo on the hood of the vehicle. It also features six LED head lamps, three on each side. (more…)

Nissan’s Ghosn to Reveal Plans for Updated Leaf, Autonomous Cars

Also expect to hear about additional battery-cars during CES keynote.

by on Jan.04, 2017

Carlos Ghosn is expected to reveal big news during this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both Nissan and its French alliance partner Renault, is expected to make some big news about battery-electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles during a keynote speech at this week CES conference in Las Vegas.

Among other things, Ghosn will likely reveal plans for the next-generation Nissan Leaf, the new model expected to deliver as much as twice the mileage of the original battery-electric vehicles. Ghosn may also announce timing for the production of the Japanese maker’s first self-driving vehicle.

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Nissan officials declined to comment on what Ghosn has in store, though they did point out that the company was the first manufacturer to launch mainstream production of a battery-electric vehicle. And it has been an early proponent of autonomous vehicle technology. (more…)

Rinspeed’s Autonomous Oasis Set for CES Debut

A new take on a “green” machine. Radishes, anyone?

by on Oct.07, 2016

Rinspeed is at it again, creating a haven for drivers and autonomous driving in its Oasis concept.

We can always count on Switzerland’s Rinspeed to come up with a novel way to push the automotive envelope, and it plans to do that again. But rather than wait for the home show in Geneva, the edgy engineering house will bring its Oasis concept vehicle to the Consumer Electronics Show this January.

Rinspeed has, in recent years, focused on electric propulsion, and it’s now putting an increasing emphasis on autonomous vehicles. The Oasis is no exception. Despite its compact footprint, the concept offers a particularly roomy cabin, and that’s where it is designed, indeed, to be a mobile oasis.

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“The interior offers a new living space with the ambience of a modern-day family room: armchair, sideboard, TV and a multifunctional steering wheel, of course,” explains a Rinspeed press release. “The windshield also serves as a screen for virtual as well as augmented reality.” (more…)

Toyota Introducing New Autonomous Mapping Technology

Maker building maps using new approach.

by on Dec.30, 2015

Toyota is introducing its new mapping technology for autonomous vehicles at the upcoming CES show.

Plenty of pundits, analysts and even automakers are predicting the age of the autonomous car is hurtling toward us. As the aforementioned makers grapple with the various issues, Toyota has designed a system to improve and accelerate the mapping of U.S. roads needed to put the self-drivers on the road.

Toyota’s new system uses camera-equipped production vehicles to gather road images and vehicle positional information. This information is sent to data centers, where it is automatically pieced together, corrected and updated to generate high precision road maps that cover a wide area.

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The new technology, which Toyota says will be available in vehicles in 2020, will provide accurate measurements to within two inches. The maker plans to debut the new system at CES 2016 in Las Vegas next month. (more…)

VW Golf R Touch Actually Can Use Touchless, Gesture Controls

“Future mobility will be even more intelligent.”

by on Jan.06, 2015

The Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept vehicle features an infotainment system that incorporates gesture control as the next step in the area of intuitive control.

In the sci-fi adventure, Minority Report, actor Tom Cruise sorts through a series of images that seem to be floating in the air simply by flicking them with his fingers. You may soon be able to do something similar in your car.

Automakers are showing off an array of virtual reality displays at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. That includes Volkswagen, which is giving a glimpse of what it has in mind with a concept car it has dubbed the Golf R Touch. But the name is something of a misnomer because you don’t necessarily have to touch anything to change the volume, adjust the temperature or operate other vehicle functions.

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Instead, the concept vehicle is equipped with a stereoscopic camera system that tracks your hand movements, reading your gestures rather than relying on your touch. (more…)

Ford’s Mulally, Mercedes’ Zetsche to Highlight 2012 CES

Autos and automakers increasingly powerful force at annual consumer electronics show.

by on Oct.24, 2011

Ford CEO Alan Mulally will return to CES in January - though keynote duties will go to Daimler's Chairman Dieter Zetsche.

While the words, “consumer electronics,” are likely to bring to mind an iPhone or widescreen TV, the auto industry is becoming a more and more powerful force in the field as motorists search for technology that will keep them informed and entertained while driving.

That convergence was underscored, in recent years, by Alan Mulally’s three-peat appearance as the keynote speaker at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas.  The largest trade show in the country will once again turn to a member of the auto industry as keynoter for 2012, but this time to Daimler AG Chairman and Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche.  Mulally will be back in Sin City, however, as a member of one of the annual event’s opening panels.

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“Convergence is real,” said Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association, sponsor of CES, which is expected to draw at least 2,000 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees to Las Vegas next January.  “Innovation,” he stressed, is critical to both the automotive and electronics industries because “growth comes only from innovation.”


GM’s New App Turns Smartphones into Virtual Key

New app uses OnStar to access vehicle functions.

by on Jul.22, 2010

Well, does this have anything to do with selling cars? Comments requested.

The automotive world is going smartphone app crazy.

The latest to join the fray? General Motors will roll out smartphone apps – specialized apps geared for customers of its four remaining U.S. brands – this fall.

GM will release a new app for smartphones that will allow owners to access all of the functions of a traditional key fob. No longer will the car owner have to be within a certain distance to control vehicle.

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Say you park the car at the mall, but realize you forgot to lock it while shopping at Aeropostale. Just log in and send a remote lock signal to the vehicle.

This could also eliminate many of the calls subscribers make to have their vehicle unlocked by an OnStar advisor. So long as you don’t lock your phone in the car, you could just unlock it yourself.


Ford Syncs With Smartphone Apps

Pandora, Twitter and other "apps" will be available to motorists.

by on Jan.07, 2010

The latest generation of Ford's Sync infotainment system will allow a motorist to access smartphone apps including Pandora, Stitcher and Twitter.

If “electrification” was the hot topic of 2009, this year, the buzzword is “connectivity.”  Even as more and more states wrestle with bans on in-car calling and texting, automakers are looking for new ways to keep motorists linked to the outside world.

“People have become addicted to connectivity,” suggests Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s global product development chief.

The Detroit maker took a plunge into the digital pool, several years ago, when it launched its new Sync infotainment system.  Developed in cooperation with Microsoft, Sync is a voice-activated package of audio and navigation services that can be voice operated.

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But in sharp contrast with General Motors’ OnStar, Sync is a relatively open system – “the electronic equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife,” according to Kuzak — which means it’s easy to update and add features that weren’t necessarily developed by or for Ford.